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General Studies (AGS)

Program Details

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies for students who are interested in learning about a wide variety of core subjects before they focus their degree into any one field. The benefit of a general studies degree is they are typically universally accepted as the basis for future bachelor education in a variety of subjects such as liberal arts, science, math, business, and other fields. General studies degrees also demonstrate that the student is capable of advanced critical thinking, research capabilities, and creative skill, forming the necessary background needed for career opportunities.

Students will develop a general education through the program, focusing on liberal arts, natural and applied sciences, technology, and mathematics. Those classes include effective speaking, English composition, basic problems in philosophy, the arts, college level mathematics and sciences, cultural perspectives, foreign languages, the humanities, integration of knowledge, literature, personal health, social and behavioral sciences, and social perspectives.  

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary qualifications for future studies at the bachelor level. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to utilize effective writing and speaking habits; to demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and apply reliable and appropriate information; to demonstrate the ability to utilize scientific methods of inquiry to the acquisition of knowledge; to demonstrate the ability to utilize computers and emerging technologies effectively; to demonstrate an appreciation of the variety of human experiences as expressed through the arts;  to demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures; and to demonstrate awareness of personal obligations and responsibilities in one’s community of influence.


High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission